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Isaac John Greenwood Jr. (1833–1911)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1895
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 28 1/2 × 23 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (72.4 × 59.1 × 9.5 cm) Unframed: 22 1/2 × 17 1/4 in. (57.2 × 43.8 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Object Number: 1969.7
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Marks: Label on back of frame: "Isaac John Greenwood, 2nd, eldest son of / Isaac John and Mary (McKay) Greenwood, / b. Nov. 15, 1833, d. Dec. 16, 1911. / He married Oct. 23, 1866, Mary Agnes, daughter / of Joseph and Eliza (Barnes) Rudd. / Painted by William Thorne, about 1895. / This picture is to be given to the / New York Historical Society, by / Eliza R. Greenwood and / Mary M. Greenwood"

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The subject was the son of Isaac John Greenwood I, and Mary (McKay) Greenwood, his second wife. After graduating from Columbia College in 1853 and receiving an A.M. degree in 1857, he became a merchant, but his interests soon turned to chemistry and medicine, which he then began to study. He was a member of numerous institutions, among them N-YHS. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.

Exhibitions:

"Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America," New-York Historical Society, September 27, 2013–March 09, 2014; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 26–April 17, 2016; Driehaus Museum, Chicago, IL, September 8, 2018–January 6, 2019.